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“Awesome trip down memory lane!”

Silver Beach Carousel
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Owner description: MAKE A MEMORY ALL YEAR ROUND! The horses, the tigers, the hippocampus, the panda, the clown fish - in all, 48 unique carousel figures and two chariots - are whirling with excitement to see you. Come pick your favorite and ride beneath 1000 twinkling lights as the band organ's music happily soars and dips with the gears. Each figure is beautifully hand-carved and hand-painted by the artisans at The Carousel Works. Around the top of the carousel you can learn about our local history - told as no one else in the world has told it on a carousel - using historic photographs. As you gaze at those 18 rounding boards, you'll become part of our story, too.You'll find all the magic and wonder of the Silver Beach Carousel below the bluff in St. Joseph, just yards from Lake Michigan's Silver Beach, named one of the top 10 family beaches by Parents magazine. Open all four seasons, you can ride a different carousel figure or chariot every week and fill the year with a new memory each time. Our sea serpent chariot is wheelchair accessible so everyone can ride! Tokens are available for cash or credit card at the admissions desk or for cash from our token machine. To find us, click here for a map and directions.THERE'S SO MUCH MORE TO DO!Riding the carousel is just one of the fun things you can do at Silver Beach. Steps away from the carousel is Michigan's tallest kaleidoscope and Curious Kids' Discovery Zone by Curious Kids Museum, an entertaining place for toddlers to teens to explore water exhibits, a climbing wall and traveling exhibits. Next door to us is the beautiful Silver Beach Shadowland Ballroom, where special celebrations and wedding dreams come true. Across the road is the Whirlpool Compass Fountain where you can splash in the mist on warm days. And throughout the year, plan to join us for lots of fun events.Our Silver Beach Center packages let you create hours of fun at special prices. The Activities Room is an easy place to celebrate your child's next birthday or a special event. Just let us know what day you'd like to book by clicking here. You'll also find carousel gift ideas in our onsite and online gift shops. Or check out other gift ideas and sponsorship opportunities here.So come for the best ride in town - it's unforgettably happy! Visit our website for hours and more information about pricing and events.
Reviewed 23 April 2012

The Silver Beach Carousel is wonderful! The characters are colorful and some represent area schools and organizations. They did a great job of restoration, and there is a special character for everyone!

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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Very cool referb carousel. I know the history of the original, which is kind of sad. They did a nice job though. Make sure you look at all the history that surrounds the exibit. Silver Beach used to be a midwest destination.

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Reviewed 17 April 2012

Wish they posted their hours somewhere up the hill. We walked from the opposite end of town down to the carousel to find out it didn't open til 4pm that day. When I called to find out if they were open in the hot weather of March , she said "yes, we never closed for the winter" but didn't tell me they weren't open on Monday thru Wednesday. Luckily it was Thursday when we had planned our trip otherwise I would have disappointed the kids.

Thank Angel S
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

This is a beautiful full scale carousel that will elicit childhood memories for sure. A fun thing to experience for children and adults.

Thank NsjoyceM
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

This is a great fun place for people of all ages to visit. The facility has alot to offer. The carousel itself, is magnificent and reflects back to the original park of the 1930-1960's. Across the street is a fun waterfall park. Two blocks away is Silver Beach and Lake Michigan. Good restaurants in town. You can't beat Southwest Michigan for scenery and fun for the family.

Thank Marilyn M
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